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Adressing Drought And Hunger in Mandera County.

Today, together with leaders from North and North Eastern Region, we met President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House to request him to declare the ongoing drought in many parts of the country and In particular Mandera County, a National disaster. 

The response from the president was swift, and measurable. President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the first tranche of Kshs. 2B be released to mitigate against the biting drought immediately. He pledged more support in the event the situation deteriorates further.

Our sincere appreciation to our president for the timely intervention.

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta has today, Wednesday, 8th September 2021, declared the drought affecting parts of the country a national disaster. 

Consequently, the President has instructed The National Treasury and the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government to spearhead Government efforts to assist affected households including water and relief food distribution as well as livestock uptake.

The decision follows today's meeting between the Head of State and 85 leaders from Kenya's Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) led by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani.

More details of the Government's comprehensive drought mitigation measures will be unveiled in due course. 

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Mandera County North North Eastern Region State House Uhuru Kenyatta

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